Janda earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2007. A year later she was hired at the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis, Oregon as a Children and Adolescent Treatment Specialist (CATS). As a CATS staff, she worked with children and adolescents who were struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. Her duties included: maintaining a safe living and working environment for clients and staff, teaching and modeling appropriate behavior, and acting as a listening ear for the clients, leading groups, administering medications and participating as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
Janda graduated from Corban University with a Master’s of Arts in Counseling in 2013, and is currently working as a professional counselor associate towards professional licensure. As a student, she completed a full year of internship with the Pastoral Counseling Center of Corvallis, Oregon and half of a year with the Corban University Counseling Center in Salem, Oregon. She has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and elderly adults. She works with anxiety, depression, and bereavement, childhood traumas and relational issues etc.
Janda’s counseling philosophy uses a person-centered, attachment, developmental and Adlerian approach to therapy. She believes that human beings were created to have attachments to one another, and that good attachments foster well-being. By integrating counseling with development she believes she can begin to understand her client’s unique way of knowing the world and making meaning of their life experiences. She believes people are resourceful, capable of self-understanding, and are able to make the changes they desire. By building a relationship based on congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathetic understanding, she believes she can create an environment where her clients can work towards growth and change.